Health News By BBC
'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking
The annual Stoptober campaign launches with a warning to seek help when trying to kick the habit.South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use
Pro-marijuana activists cheer following a landmark ruling by the country's highest court.Hiding my psychosis for 10 years from the age of 12
Luke Watkin first experienced psychosis at 12 years old - he didn't talk about it for a decade.Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'
Public told not to be lulled into thinking yoghurts are as healthy as many assume.Pregnancy weight gain 'going unmeasured'
Midwives want clear advice about how much weight is healthy for women to put on during pregnancy.Zimbabwe cholera outbreak: Anger at crowdfunding scheme
An emergency has been declared and public gatherings banned in Harare after 25 deaths.Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier
A new bedside tool can detect brain damage by measuring oxygen and energy levels using light.'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study
A major study suggests elderly people in good health should not take the drug every day.Busting the myths around sex virus HPV
It doesn't necessarily mean your partner cheated, and you can get it from safe sex.Deaths spiked during UK heatwave
When temperatures went up in England this summer, so did deaths, Office for National Statistics data shows.Call to ban early baby gender tests
The party fears the eight-week blood test, available privately, may lead to selective abortions of girls.Targeted treatment for melanoma to be free on NHS
Trials showed the risk of the cancer returning after surgery was reduced with the therapy.'My girl's meningitis was diagnosed as ear infection'
A charity warns the NHS must be more vigilant over deadly meningitis and sepsis cases.Cancers 'rising around the world'
One in five men and one in six women will get cancer in their lifetime, a global report suggests.Why I'm happy 'living flat' after breast cancer
Juliet, who blogs about her recovery from cancer, explains why she didn’t want breast reconstruction after her mastectomy.'We haven't had sex in three years'
A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 11 times in the past year.Periods 'keeping girls out of school'
Some 350,000 girls say they have missed school at some point because of being on their period, research from YouGov suggests.Jelly treats for people with dementia
After his grandmother was hospitalised, Lewis invented a hydrating treat for people with dementia.Grenfell: Back to the school
15 months after Grenfell, the school below the tower reopens its doors - what's it like to return?Ultra runner Sophie Power on breastfeeding during a 103-mile race
An ultra runner mother on why she breastfed her baby during a 103-mile marathon race.Mum's fight to keep Southampton respite service open
A campaigning mother explains why respite services are so important.Heart op patient wants to find Sully surgeon who saved her life
Susan Payne's life was saved by heart surgery when she was a child in 1960.Coca-Cola 'in talks' over cannabis-infused drinks
A report says the drinks giant is in discussions to develop pot-infused beverages with a cannabis firm.'Miracle' recovery for boy after meat skewer goes through head
The Missouri boy fell from a tree house and landed face first on a foot-long meat skewer.'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'
When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion during childbirth, it could have killed her.London knife crime: Can Chicago's model cure the violence?
London is following Chicago's lead in tackling violent crime like it is an infectious disease.Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?
It has the biggest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology in the world.Changing the lives of people with dementia
Confronting the stigma and isolation people with dementia face in some communities around the world.Making sure you get the right type of calorie
Meet the latest dietary idea being used in the battle against the bulge - the "quality" calorie.Why Uganda is the 'world's fittest country'
Only 5.5% of Ugandans are physically inactive - less than any other nation.Can cold water swimming treat depression?
One young woman stopped all her medication after taking up swimming in cold water every week.'There's so much guilt in being a modern parent'
With one in three children obese, Jamie Oliver explains how to eat healthily at home.How can you get enough iron from your diet?
How can you ensure you're getting the iron you need from your food, without eating too much red meat?The secret shame of having no sperm
Male infertility is now the most common reason for couples to seek IVF - but men often feel alone.'I live in constant fear of my next migraine attack'
Two thirds of migraines sufferers live in fear of an attack occurring, a new survey reveals.Will going vegan make you healthier?
The vegan diet has become popular in the UK - but does it have an impact on wellbeing?